The Exploring program is a program for high school students or recent graduates from age 14-20. The purpose of the program is to check out some careers students may be interested in. Exploring is a career-education program that allows students and their friends to learn more about a particular career through hands-on activities led by professionals out in the real world. Experiences in careers include: Arts and Humanities Healthcare Architects, Fire and EMS Law Enforcement, Skilled Trades, Engineering Law and Government Business. Please note that not every post will be represented but Exploring staff will be on site to answer any questions and register students.
Seneca Waterways Exploring Website: http://www.swcexploring.org/
For a list of Exploring Posts and information about how to join a post: http://www.swcexploring.org/?page_id=453
Contact Bradley.Rickman@scouting.org with questions or comments.
What is Exploring?
Exploring is Learning for Life’s career education program for young men and women who are 14 (and have completed the eighth grade) or 15 through 20 years old. Adults are selected by the participating organization for involvement in the program. Color, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, economic status, and citizenship are not criteria for participation.
Exploring’s purpose is to provide experiences to help young people mature and to prepare them to become responsible and caring adults. Explorers are ready to investigate the meaning of interdependence in their personal relationships and communities.
Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Local community organizations initiate an Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of young people in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.
Explorer posts can specialize in a variety of career skills. Exploring programs are based on five areas of emphasis: career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience. For more information go to learningforlife.org